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    To far out there?

    Hi guys, was browsing, and came across this site. How do you feel as far as "futuristic" or modern shapes? As a maker, I wonder if exploring would be fruitful? Or are some of the new designs too much to fast? A grasp at a market maybe. I am curious to your opinions.

    http://www.scorpiodesign.de/kitchen-mistress?lang=en


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    The downward handles are a little odd to me, would give very little knuckle clearance but at the same time sometimes thinking outside the box gives good results or can at least inspire something better

    When I saw those knives I immediately thought of this knife from Ikea. Someone in work has a few of these and I gotta be honest, the handle is incredibly comfortable and nice to use. I was pretty shocked the first time I picked one up

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    Don't like. But, I'm a traditionalist.
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    Those look cool, but not sure about performance. If anybody could make it work it'd be you Pierre. I say go for it. Throw some sketches at us.
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    Don't like any of them.

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    Even if you don't go this direction ever, naming a knife "Black Kitchen Mistress" has a nice sort of racist ring to it

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    My guess is that the knives you linked to may not fly too much here but this is not the only kitchen knife market. The potential kitchen knife market is enormous. If you could identify who may like more stylized knives and still make it very functional, I think it is doable.

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    For you as a maker, I say go for it. You have a solid understanding of what KKF values and what works in a kitchen knife. Push your creativity and it really could interesting. Don't know until you try.

    On a related note, I do know individuals who buy knives simply based on look. Knife set that matches their art deco kitchen? Awesome! There's a lot of home cooks out there who don't demand the same cutting/sharpening/stiction/feel/etc that dominates all our discussions. Get your knife featured in an art magazine or perhaps a wine magazine? I'm sure your clientele will have different demands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    Even if you don't go this direction ever, naming a knife "Black Kitchen Mistress" has a nice sort of racist ring to it

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    +1.
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